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Sanford C. Bernstein Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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  1. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanford C. Bernstein full-time

    Pros

    People, Culture, Work Ethic, Benefits,

    Cons

    Compensation, Career Advancement, Work/Life Balance


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very smart, mostly collegial people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanford C. Bernstein full-time

    Pros

    Great brand for your resume, experience doing truly in-depth research with very smart and knowledgeable people. Good way to get your name seen by potential buy-side employers. Fairly stable employment environment, layoffs are rare.

    Cons

    Relationship with your senior analyst is very important - the teams are very small (like, 3 people). Most senior analyst hires are lateral, rather than associate promotions (although those do happen).

    Advice to Management

    I don't have much advice for management. The sell-side industry faces long term pressure because more and more of the buy side is moving to algorithmic management, and sell-side research is aimed at human managers, not machines.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Grueling hours and hierarchical, but a fit for some"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanford C. Bernstein full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good stepping stone to the buy side
    Good name for resume if you want to do public investing
    Senior staff is paid reasonably well

    Cons

    Pay Is average for the long hours worked
    Little job independence
    Limited resources and cost focus make the job more difficult than it needs to be
    No training for fresh grads like bulge bracket banks have

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees with promotions - it costs nothing and would improve retention
    Let associates manage their own responsibilities
    Provide resources for employees to be successful


  4. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work with very smart people, learn from the very best, get plenty of responsibility.

    Cons

    Weak culture, lack of upward mobility


  5. "Senior Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanford C. Bernstein full-time

    Pros

    Working with a lot of smart people

    Cons

    Could be long hours sometime


  6. "Wonderful experience, but long hours"

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    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sanford C. Bernstein (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience, super smart people

    Cons

    Lots of work and not a lot of help, competitive

    Advice to Management

    Give more credit where credit is due, promote from within


  7. "Senior Associate"

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    Former Employee - Equity Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Equity Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanford C. Bernstein full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart peers to hang out, clear career path, supporting stuff

    Cons

    some politics, uneven treatment to associates, difficult boss/Analysts to work with

    Advice to Management

    get rid of those difficult people. They are bad eggs!

  8. "Principal"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanford C. Bernstein full-time

    Pros

    First class research and client service.

    Cons

    None significant. Client service comes first.


  9. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Sanford C. Bernstein full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great associates, good learning opportunity. Most associates get good exit opportunities.

    Cons

    Weak and arrogant management team below the Director of Research that should be overhauled.


  10. "Good starting point"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanford C. Bernstein full-time

    Pros

    Good starting point for equity research

    Cons

    inconsistent experience across different teams

    Advice to Management

    try to listen to what associates have to say


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